ZOA International is seeking an Expression of Interest (EOI) from an Evaluator to Conduct a Qualitative Data Gathering, Analysis and Report. The position is located in Jere LGA, Borno State. Interested candidates should possess a minimum of Master's Degree in International Rural Development, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences or a related field with a minimum of 5 years experience.
ZOA is an international NGO that supports vulnerable people affected by violence, conflicts, or natural disasters by helping them to realize dignified and resilient lives. Together, we can come to their aid in emergencies and remain faithful to communities as they recover, providing new opportunities for them to help themselves again. The work of ZOA is coordinated from the Netherlands. We are active in multiple countries in Africa, South America, the Middle East Region, and Asia. We work with approximately 900 employees worldwide and with (local) partners. We invite you to join our team of committed colleagues.
Applications are required for:
Title: Evaluator to Conduct a Qualitative Data Gathering, Analysis and Report
Location: Jere LGA, Borno
Project Name: NGA2102 Relief Cash and Livelihoods Recovery in Gongulong, Jere LGA
Project Impact: Reduced hunger and more resilient food security for women, men, girls, and boys affected by COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa
Activity: Qualitative Data Gathering, Analysis and Final Report
We are seeking expressions of interest from an evaluator with the following qualifications:
- Minimum of Master's Degree in International Rural Development, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences or a related field
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in leading project/program evaluations, including evaluating humanitarian food assistance and/or food security and rural livelihoods projects.
- Knowledge and practical experience in humanitarian and early recovery context in Borno
- Strong background in humanitarian food assistance, food security, agriculture, livelihoods, and gender equality.
- Demonstrated knowledge of local social-cultural realities and experiences in rural communities in Borno state.
- Excellent analytical and report-writing skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Experience in qualitative and quantitative methods.
- Proven capacity to apply and integrate measurements of gender equality and progress towards gender transformation and women’s empowerment.
- Language requirements: fluent spoken and written English required; knowledge of Hausa and/or Kanuri languages is an asset. Note that this project is being implemented in Borno State.
- If the evaluator/evaluation team does not know Kanuri and/or Hausa, describe in your proposal how you will be able to ensure high-quality data collection in Kanuri and/or Hausa.
- Willingness to work in project locations (Gongolong and surrounding villages).
- Preference will be given to evaluator/evaluation teams based in Borno State.
Application Closing Date
4th September, 2023.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Expression of Interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org using the title as the subject of the mail.
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Requirements for Preparation of Expression of Interest
Expression of interest (maximum 10 pages) should include the following information:
- A cover letter expressing your interest in conducting the survey and outlining relevant experience.
- Specifically address how the evaluator(s) meet the qualifications, relevant experience with evaluating humanitarian food assistance and food security development project
- A brief (no longer than three pages) proposal outlining how you would structure the survey process, including a detailed estimate of the level of effort required.
- Curriculum vitae for the lead evaluator and any other additional individuals/team members to be assigned for the work.
- Letter of reference from a previous evaluation done by the evaluator, with a list of references.
- Confirmation of availability for the time frame indicated.
- Detailed budget for the survey, including your proposed consulting fees.
- Applications will be considered on a rolling basis
- The qualitative survey (Focus Group Discussions/Key informant Interviews, Participatory Rapid Gender Analysis, and Most Significant Change Stories with photovoice) will be carried out between September 12 to 19, 2023, with a draft report submitted by October 2, 2023, and a final report submitted no later than October 6, 2023.
- ZOA Nigeria will provide technical guidance and other qualitative tools (Participatory Rapid Gender Analysis and Most Significant Change Stories templates) for the evaluator